Drew is MRG's resident I/O psychologist. When not at MRG, he's either with his family (most likely) or in his workshop (less likely). His stack of unread books is commendable.

Cultivating Connection: What I’ve Learned about Coaching at a Distance

By on Thursday, March 19, 2020

We are all making our way through an extremely tumultuous time. For most of us, our personal and professional worlds have been completely disrupted (and in some cases, blended, as we find ourselves working in close quarters with all members of our household). While disruption clearly comes with challenges, it also presents opportunity. One of […]

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The End of the HR Generalist

By on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Before I became an official MRGer, I spent a couple of years working for a global organization in their HR department. It was an experience I found immensely valuable and intriguing from the perspective that I was able to observe first hand “how the sausage was made” so to speak. It was challenging from a […]

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Against All Odds: What Successful Leadership Looks Like in the Humanitarian Sector

By on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Leadership is a complex and often frustrating experience. Having the ability and poise to sift through endless – and frequently contradictory – information to lead effectively may feel like more of an art than a science. And while leadership in any capacity is difficult, leadership within the humanitarian sector is composed of additional complexities that […]

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Recognizing opportunity and change

By on Thursday, August 29, 2019

I used to think I lacked the ability that allowed me to recognize when opportunity existed. Even worse, I thought I lacked the ability to adapt to change. You would often hear me say that I wasn’t creative, instead I preferred stability and the status quo. I’m unsure as to what exactly it is that […]

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People Management: Demystifying a Complicated Recipe

By on Thursday, July 11, 2019

I think it’s fair to say, that in relative terms, people management is having a moment. Heck, even Silicon Valley is taking notice. It’s quite common to hear the phrase, “war for talent” inside of today’s organizations. An offshoot of this “war” is that once an organization feels they have hired a talented person, their […]

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Psychology and Spirited Debate: Dispatch from SIOP 2019

By on Thursday, April 11, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit that professional conferences aren’t exactly my thing. The natural introvert in me gets tested, and I’m always exhausted by the conclusion of the conference. This being said, I almost always find value in them and upon reflection, am grateful I attended. I write this because 1) I wasn’t really […]

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